Cheiridopsis is a genus that consists of 100 succulents, native to southern Africa. Most are clumping form, a few are shrubby. The leaves are opposite and triangular in section, rarely flattened, the surface more or less velvety, which makes them easy to distinguish from species of the allied genus Argyroderma. The name comes from the Greek, "cheiris" means sleeve. Each succeeding pair differs from the previous one in form, size, and relative unity of the leaves. Those most united wither in the resting period and form a papery sheath covering the succeeding pair of leaves during dormancy in dry, hot summer. Daisy-like flowers open during the day, are borne singly and usually have yellow, rarely purple or red, petals.
A dwarf stemless plant with grey leaves and straw-yellow flowers in spring. A good potting specimen.
USDA Zone - 8
Season to Sow - Autumn
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